Lengua inglesa
1 a characteristic state of mind; mood or humour have an even temper .
2 a state of calm; composure; self-control lose one's temper out of temper .
3 a state of uncontrolled anger in a temper .
4 a tendency to have fits of uncontrolled anger She has quite a temper .
5 the degree of hardness and toughness of metal or glass.
verb (tempered , tempering )
1 to soften something or make it less severe temper firmness with understanding .
2 engineering to heat a metal, hardened alloy (eg steel) or glass to a certain temperature and then allow it to cool slowly, in order to toughen it by reducing its hardness and making it less brittle.
3 to bring clay, plaster or mortar to the desired consistency by moistening it with water and kneading it.
4 to tune (the notes on a keyboard instrument) so that the intervals between them are correct.
[Anglo-Saxon temprian : from Latin temperare to mix in due proportion]

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